The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
~ Winston ChurchillGovernment does not cause affluence. Citizens of totalitarian countries have plenty of government and nothing of anything else.
~ P.J. O'Rourke
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Is it just me, or is a tax on tanning salons a little odd, and, dare I say it?.. racially directed? lol... And did they get a Botox tax in there as well? (And would that be a Botax?). And why oh why do they hate us?
These are my questions today.
But especially the why do they hate us part.
Is it really a 40% tax on the highest levels of health insurance? So if you stimulate the use of high-end machines and the latest in meds you should be thoroughly discouraged from doing so? So then what happens to these technologies when folks can't afford them and insurance companies won't cover them?
Are we really expanding the scope and reach and power of the IRS?
Do we really trust the federal government with our medical records? Really? We're the same people that expressed outrage that the government wanted to listen in on our phone calls if we were talking to foreign nationals on terror watch lists but now they can see our own medical records and have access to our bank accounts and nobody's screaming about it?
Are you really supposed to be serially abused for the crime of making it in America? Another 2.9% here, another 4% there... soon you're talking 60% in taxes.
Posted by AnnaZ at 6:53 AM